Veterans told to reach out to returning soldiers
Legislators recognize veterans at Capitol ceremony. The chairman of the Oklahoma Veterans Council asked veterans to keep in mind soldiers who are in harm’s way; about 3,400 state National Guardsmen are headed to Afghanistan in a couple months.
Veterans were encouraged Thursday to help military members returning from combat in Afghanistan and to keep in mind their numbers will grow as about 3,400 Oklahoma National Guardsmen prepare to leave for the war-torn country.Legislators saluted the state’s estimated 325,000 veterans during a joint legislative session. About 50 veterans, including a dozen or so in wheelchairs, showed up in the House of...
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